Cheesy Taco Tater Tot Casserole
Cheesy, taco and tater tots? What could be better??!!?
Family favorite and even better the second day! Would make a GREAT meal prep!!
Full recipe in video below!
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound 96% ground beef
3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
31 ounces chili beans
1 cup light shredded cheese
1 can nacho cheese or cheddar cheese soup- I used Healthy Request
32 ounces tater tots
1 cup light cheddar cheese, shredded
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
In a large skillet, sauté the garlic, onion, and bell pepper in bacon grease (or olive oil) for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they begin to soften.
Add the lemon juice, chili powder, salt, pepper, and ground beef, cooking until the meat is almost browned.
Next stir in 2 to 3 chopped Roma tomatoes, browning the meat.
Begin assembling the casserole by layering the chili beans in the bottom of your greased baking dish.
Next layer half of the cheese.
Add the ground beef mixture as a third layer.
Spread the soup over the ground beef mixture.
Finally, add the tater tots to the top of the casserole.
Bake the casserole at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until the tots are golden brown and everything is cooked thru.
Sprinkle on a final layer of cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Serve with all your favorite taco toppings, including tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream.
9sp (blue & purple)
Recipe inspiration from adventuresofmel.com